Richard Heller

September 26th, 2017 by

Instructor, Accounting Richard Heller has over 36 years of professional accounting experience. He has worked with companies such as Northwest Airlines, Burlington Northern, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Minnesota. A winner of the 2014 Minnesota School of Business employee of the year, Richard has been teaching for 8+ years with specialties in accounting, capstone, and
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Benefits of Earning or Adding a Certificate

September 19th, 2017 by

You can choose to earn a certificate for your future career or you can add a certificate on to your current degree to further your career. But, you have to ask yourself, which suits you the best? Both are great options if you are looking to get into a specialized career field. Below are some
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Alumni Spotlight: Jonathan Weiner

September 5th, 2017 by

Arranged/Edited by Krissy Jackson, Career Services Coordinator   Jonathan Weiner, alumni of the Live Sound and Show Production and Audio Production and Engineering programs at IPR recounts his experiences within the industry, migrating to California to follow his dreams, and his advice for students and graduates of the programs. Where are you working at the
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Walter Chancellor, Jr. Celebrates 15 Years Teaching at IPR

August 31st, 2017 by

“Of all the lessons that I’ve learned from Walter, I think the most profound is the importance of work ethic.” Krissy Jackson, IPR Career Services Coordinator and Former IPR student said when asked about her memories of Walter Chancellor’s classes. That was a few years ago, but Chancellor has continued to make a strong impression
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Spotlight on IPR’s Lab Staff: DeArris Judkins

August 25th, 2017 by

Enter the front doors of IPR and snake through the corridors to the dimly lit corner of of the far eastern edge of the building. Now, take a peek through the half door – and amid the neatly stacked mics, speakers, and cameras – you’ll find one or two sleepy-eyed young people. They’ll be wrapping
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Words of Wisdom from Music Business Graduate

August 1st, 2017 by

  Written By: Youa Vang On my last day of school at IPR in June of 2011, I breathed a sigh of relief believing I would never have to write another paper in my life, not thinking about all of the articles I would be writing once I graduated. By that time, I had been
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IPR Staff Heats Up Open Arms Kitchen

July 26th, 2017 by

For a third year in a row, IPR staff and faculty spent a day volunteering at Open Arms of Minnesota. [slideshow_deploy id=’13387′] Community Service IPR’s ongoing commitment to the community results in many classes engaging in service projects that bring community members into the studios and classrooms, or send students out into the greater community.
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Family and Friends Turn Out for IPR’s Spring 2017 Graduation

July 13th, 2017 by

On June 17, 2017 IPR’s class of 27 graduating students joined with family, friends, faculty, and staff for a short but memorable commencement ceremony. It was held at the Edina Studios in the Live Sound Lab. Red White (facility manager) estimated there must be, “over 250 people –  because I have out every chair, including
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Alumni Spotlight: Chad Saylor

July 11th, 2017 by

Chad Saylor graduated from IPR’s audio production and engineering program. Learn more about his journey and how his education impacted where he is today. Where are you working? I currently work for Music Group (the parent company Uli Behringer owns that includes Behringer, Bugera, Midas, Turbosound, TC Electronic, TC Helicon, and Tannoy). I am one
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IPR Students Judge Battle of the Bands

June 20th, 2017 by

Written By: Angela Zweers The Institute of Production and Recording (IPR), College of Creative Arts returned this year to judge the Maple Grove Minnesota Parks and Recreation “Battle of the Bands” for teens.  Three bands from the region competed against one another on Friday, June 16th at the Town Green outdoor amphitheater. The following bands participated in
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